10 Alternatives to Wrapping Paper

While Christmas is, to many, the most wonderful time of the year, it is also the most wasteful. Do 5 minutes of mystery justify the amount of wrapping paper we use? We don't think so. Here are 10 ways to present a gift without wrapping paper.

2016-11-24 00:00:55By Natalie Reynolds


Repurposing Your Plastic Bags

Let’s admit it, we still have a couple of bags full of (you know it) plastic bags from that time we forgot to take our shoppers. This got us thinking, instead of slinging them all out, could there be another purpose to them? And boy the things we found. Find out what you can make out of plastic bags!

2016-10-08 00:00:16By Natalie Reynolds

Quick Reads

Inspiring Recycling Projects around the World

While the UK is taking steps towards sustainability and recycling more, there's still a lot we can do. We wondered what other parts of the world were doing to help the environment, and we found some very interesting stories we’d like to share with you today.

2016-09-18 00:00:54By Natalie Reynolds

Quick Reads

Zero Waste Week - Towards a more sustainable future

Did you know that the UK could fill Lake Windermere with rubbish in only 8 months? Shocking, isn’t it? Or that nappies can take 500 years to decompose? We have put together some useful information on the topic of recycling and Zero Waste.

2016-09-08 00:00:05By Natalie Reynolds

Quick Reads

Zero Waste - Is It a Realistic Goal?

To mark Zero Waste Week, we got in touch with Rachelle Strauss, the founder of the website Zero Waste Week. She started her blog My Zero Waste back in 2004 and she shows us that following a Zero Waste lifestyle really isn't that complicated.

2016-09-05 00:00:51By Rachelle Strauss

Preloved News

Preloved in Greenmatch's Top 50 Recycling Sites

We are very proud to announce that we've been recognised as one of Greenmatch’s ‘top 50 recycling sites’!

2015-11-10 10:32:20By Justine Dench

Quick Reads

Why Should We Recycle?

As part of our Write for Us series, Katie Baker outlines the top ten reasons why we should all recycle more, and the benefits this will have for all of us!

2015-10-12 00:00:16By Katie Baker

Hints & Tips

Recycle Week: Ways to Reuse Plastic Bottles

As we near the end of Recycle Week 2015, the final material we are looking at upcycling within the home is Plastic Bottles. Read on to find out how!

2015-06-26 14:58:15By Liv Serrage

Hints & Tips

Recycle Week: Ways to Reuse Jam Jars

Continuing the upcycling week inspiration, we have Becci guest posting on the Preloved blog today, sharing ways to reuse glass jars from around your home!

2015-06-25 14:51:30By Becci Johnson

Hints & Tips

Recycle Week: Ways to Reuse Aluminum Drinks Cans

Welcome to another installment of inspiration for Recycle Week 2015! This time we look at ways to reuse Aluminum Drinks Cans. Read on to discover more.

2015-06-24 14:48:48By Liv Serrage